Theoretical backgrounds of educational and training technology

Viatcheslav Bykov, Alexei Dovgiallo, Piet A.M. Kommers

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    This article presents an overview of the most popular theoretical approaches to developing computer tools for organising and supporting cognition, learning and teaching in Eastern European countries. Such theoretical approaches as the theory of activity, problem solving modelling, problem-based teaching, constructivism, theories of meta-cognitive processes are described in detail. Its function is to clarify underlying fundamental views on the learning and teaching process the authors used in their papers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)412-441
    Number of pages29
    JournalInternational journal of continuing engineering education and life-long learning
    Issue number4/5/6
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


    • Pedagogical factors
    • Didactics
    • Activity theory
    • Control theory
    • Problem solving modelling
    • Training technology


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